Many commercial property managers are unfamiliar with the roofing material that protects their business. If you do not know the difference between PVC and TPO, this message is for you! Today we dive into the popular waterproofing flat roof materials. What are they? What are the benefits each one provides? Who manufactures them? Let’s go behind the scenes to uncover the story behind each protective covering.(more…)
Theoretical questions are seldom helpful in the hectic daily work of managing a commercial property. Yet you can hope your facilities crew is asking a rhetorical question if they say, “Can you patch a waterproofing membrane?” That question comes up because, somehow, the waterproofing membrane on your property’s roof has failed. This is a headache you don’t want, often have, and can seldom cure in-house.(more…)
Sunny Florida is actually all wet. Oakland Park, for example, gets a staggering 62 inches of rain a year according to Sperling’s Best Places. All that water has to go somewhere, and your commercial building’s roof is a big target. Mold, mildew, ruined roofs — these are just three of the many problems water can cause in your commercial property. When you hire a roofer with expertise in waterproofing, you get three big benefits that protect your building.(more…)
Potato, po-tah-to; tomato, to-mah-to. Some words seem different just by their pronunciation, but with roof waterproofing, silicone is not silicon. And silicone is the absolute best rooftop waterproofing for low-slope roofs. It is not right for steep-slope roofs, however. The answer to, “What is the best waterproofing?” is really two answers: low-slope and steep-slope roofs.(more…)
Water degrades commercial roofing; the big question any facilities manager needs to ask is not if it does, but how fast it does. The rate of degradation dictates the level of response you need. We will look at both extremes: fast degradation from weather emergencies and the insidious, slow degradation from standing water accumulating without calling attention to itself. (more…)
Pop quiz: Which does Fort Lauderdale get more of, snow or rain? Obviously, since Fort Lauderdale has only had one recorded snowfall — ever — we get a lot more rain. Protecting your building’s commercial roof means waterproofing. But when waterproofing a commercial roof, Fort Lauderdale businesses need to know where to turn.